I posted this on the Tumblr already, but figured since the DinoEspo mixtape$$$3 is now surviving its… second, er… third hard drive failure?  … There have been many things telling me that it will be ready soon, but one of them is not Demetrius’ hardware.

Still, it will be ready soon, and  you will love it.

This is the “see how fast I could get through as many tracks that I’ve really loved lately” mix. Its got gems from Self-Help’s group Alleyes Manifest, Holy Ghost, my mentor; Firecat 451, Computer Blue beautifully destroying The Rapture, and my favorite SMD track of the moment.  Also, Senior Stereo is amazing.

Take You There (9th Wonder Remix) Pete Rock and CL Smooth
Night Drive Alleyes Manifest, Producing All The Hits, Self Help
Testify (Xaphoon Jones Radiohead Remix) Kanye West
Can I Get Wit Ya (Spider Remix) Notorious B.I.G. & Chromeo
Pop The Glock (DJ Mehdi Casco Edit) Uffie
Self Control (Young Empires Remix) Sunday Girl
Gun In My Side (Joe And Will Remix) Lowline
Pap Smear Crystal Castles
Son Of A Gun (Yuksek Remix) Oh Land
Bang Bang Bang (U-Tern’s Disco Dub) Mark Ronson & The Business Intl
Desert Song (Turbotito Remix) Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Static On The Wire (RAC Remix) Holy Ghost!
What You Need (Midnight Conspiracy Summer of ’87Remix) Tiga
Babylon (Fare Soldi – Babbylorso Remix) Congorock
Unintentional Senor Stereo
Tik Tok (Silk Wolf’s Sneak Attack Remix) (V2) Kesha
Walking on a dream (Go Go Bizkitts Summer Falcon Jam!) Empire Of The Sun
My Feeling For You Avicii & Bastien Drums
Add Suv (Armand Van Helden Vocal Remix) Uffie & Pharrell
Barbra Streisand (Original Mix) Duck Sauce
Heads Will Roll (Electric Soulside ft Odissi Mix) Yeah Yeah Yeahs vs A-Trak
A/B Machines Sleigh Bells
The Cricket Scores (Original Mix) Boy 8-Bit
Tenderoni (Original) Kele
The Rain (JayCeeOh PARTY ROCK Edit) Calvin Harris
Echoes (Computer Blue Remix) The Rapture
Audacity Of Huge (Radio Edit) Simian Mobile Disco
Bet I (ModifiedNoise Bustin Remix) B.O.B.
Spring Affair (Go Go Bizkitt! Remix) Donna Summer
Shutterbug (Jack Beats Remix) Big Boi
Always Loved A Film (AmpLive Remix) Underworld
Royal T (Original Mix) Crookers feat. Roisin Murphy
We Gon Find You (Tail Smack Instrumental) Firecat 451 VS Autotune The News
Story To Be Told M.I.A.
Four Floors Sunday Girl vs. Diplo
Remedy (Rusko’s Big Trainers Remix) Little Boots
Stillness is The Move (Hidden Cat Remix) Dirty Projectors

Also up on Mixcloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/daveespionage/speedskate/


Cee-Lo is Very Upset.

August 21, 2010

I certainly don’t hold the kind of beef that Cee-Lo is preaching, but man… this is awesome.

The Love Public Mix

April 21, 2010

And this is the dancing programme for your evening.

Hold The Line (black lights remix) Major Lazer
Half Asleep (Alternate Version) School of Seven Bells
One more chance (Bobby O Remix) Pet Shop Boys
MASHitUP (Shir Khan Remix) The Young Punx
Doesnt Matter (Kasper Bjorke Remix feat. Tomboy) Kasper Bjørke
Hot Chocolate + Polar Bear Rug (Stay Gold Remix) Super Viral Brothers
daniel (Self Help remix) bat for lashes
Billie Holiday (LightsoverLA remix) Miike Snow
Rocket (GRUM Remix) Goldfrapp
What You Need (Allen Walker ReWrite) Priors
Downtight (Chambaland Mashup) Stevie Wonder vs. Jay Sean Feat. Lil’ Wayne
The Pretender (Holy Ghost Remix Radio Edit) Datarock
Earthquake (Treasure Fingers’ Epicwave Mix) Little Boots
Which Way Are You Looking Meat Katie vs Friends Of Mine
Come Back Clean (feat. Emily Haines) (Kaskade Radio Edit) The Crystal Method
aNYway (Black Noise Disco Remix) Duck Sauce
Nighty by Nighty Chromeo
Offshore (Stefano Azati Remix)
Overlord Coming Up Gorillaz
Off The Wall (Only Children Club Edit) Michael Jackson
Skeleton Boy (Vanguard Remix) Friendly Fires
Division & Ashland (Original mix) Le Principle
Ignition (Keep It Remixing Louder) (R. Kelly vs Major Lazer) The Hood Internet
Dog Days Are Over (Breakage Remix) Florence and The machine
Magical World feat. Nelly Furtado Bassnectar
A Life Worth Living (Jakwob Remix) Alan Pownall
Haus Of Cards (DJ Punish Remix) Weird Science
Blaze It (DJ Archi Remix) Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Seriously, NSFW audio-wise, the video is hilarious.

YouTube – Reggie Watts –.

So simple, so minimal, so … tiiiiiight. I love the way it flows, the track selection is homogeneous, but still sparkles with a lot of elements I love of tech, while still having a solid set of really human vibes throughout.  It makes me happy to be trying to do splits first thing in the morning.  They’re painful.  Practice people, always practice.





Get their “Moments in Love” mixtape.  Its genius.

The only thing more insane than that is the fact that my itunes started playing

“Fiesta En Mi Pueblo” by Rodolfo Con Los Hispanos immediately afterwards, and it actually fit with the last track in the mixtape.

Photoshop for beginners.

February 15, 2010

DJ Empirical - Party Like It's Before 1990

DJ Empirical - Party Like It's Before 1990

Google Buzz is all up in my face when I get into my gmail, and most of it is “Its a Trap,” boobies, and people asking what Google Buzz is.  Its interesting to see that it does let you tap into posting from blogs, rss feeds of all sorts, and other small content sites (SCS for short?)

Seeing the Buzz entry on Party Like It’s Before 1990 re-introduced me to Race Car Productions, and their subset Aero, who have released a mix by one of the nicest and most library-vast DJs I’ve ever met, DJ Empirical.

The set is a concise journey into the styles I remember hearing hinted at on the radio by club djs that would try to slip some underground into their decidedly “Top 40” sets.  It was the sound that many producers pulled into the next generation on many of the labels that came to be the 1990’s underground forces especially in the electro and techno scenes.

When confronted with a selection set such as this, I have to ask myself, is composing a good mixtape about freshness, or about freshness of mind?

Free Ghosts

February 13, 2010

Ghostly Essentials: Rarities 1

Ghostly Essentials: Rarities 1

So yeah, Ghostly is giving it away:

And the most recent Dave Espionage mix tape:

Design Expo in Taichung Taiwan, by Dave Espionage

Dave Espionage: Foreigners

Iamundernodisguise (Alternate Version) School of Seven Bells
Die Slow (Tobacco Remix) HEALTH
Volcano (Four Tet Remix) Anti-Pop Consortium
Bulletproof (Nancey Remix) La Roux & Matt Henderson
Metropolis (The Twelves Remix) Cicada
Pizza Hut Taco Bell (Guy Michael-Barletta Remix) DAS RACIST
Drumming Song (Boy 8-Bit Remix) Florence And The Machine
I Like That (Meterhead Remix) Richard Vission, Static Revenger, & Luciana
What She Came For (Lee Mortimer Remix) Franz Ferdinand
Fake Gold (Only Children Remix) Tigercity
Must Be A Devil (Csy Remix) Diplo
Beep Beep Beep (Extended 12″ Remix) Tiga
I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix) La Roux
Floatin’ (Bird Peterson Remix) NORE feat Kid Cudi
Bang It Out (DJ Giovanny See Si C Refix) Essaw X Rye Rye
Uptown (Only Children Extended 12″ Edit) Prince
Fixin’ To Thrill (Villains Remix) Dragonette
Pine Afrojack
Memories David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi
Confusion Girl (Russ Chimes Remix) Frankmusik
Bay Of Figs Major Lazer
Song Away (Jack Beats Remix) Hockey
Animal (Peter Bjorn and John Remix) Miike Snow
Im A Lady (Benny Blanco Remix) Santigold
Keep the party alive.


Wale Still Life (photo) by Good Bully

"Wale Still Life" (photo) by Good Bully



So its kind of hard to ignore the rush of Wale’s tweets this morning about his new track:

 Penthouse Anthem by Wale from the forthcoming album “Attention Deficit” 

As per his words:  “dis isnt no “hiphophead’ record..this is for people who watch strippers nd fall in love temporarily.and for the beautiful women who ant SHY”

The New Bloc Party

August 12, 2008

So DIOYY (Does It Offend You, Yeah?) has been around for a while now, and established themselves last year with the lovely little diddy “We Are Rockstars” which I blitzed out eight billion times at gigs as a great way to confuse people that thought I was just playing electro.  People would get even more confused when I’d switch up to b-more and booty bass within the next hour.

we are rockstars video

So when I first ran into their music, that was my primary impression.  Weirdish take on vocals, a-la Battles, very solid rock song format but with pretty damn thrashable-danceable beats.  That continued on with their release of “Let’s Make Out”

lets make out video

So when it came to their two most recent singles “Epic Last Song” and “Night of the Living Dead” I was surprised to hear the other end of their dynamic, more like The Black Kids and Bloc Party got together and did a joint set of singles.  Sadly, I’m not that big of a fan, but the remixes of “Epic Last Song” keep me happy for now.

That and the video is goddamn adorable